Startup & Small Business Help

The Economic Development office hosts its Small Business Essentials seminars the third Tuesday of every month. Click here to view our upcoming seminars. For more information, please call 410-638-3059, or email Bonnie Barresi at

Ryan Del Gallo SBDC

Harford County works with Maryland's Small Business Development Center to provide assistance to start-ups and entrepreneurs: "Your local small business development center provides No Cost Counseling and Low Cost Training services to new and existing businesses. Designed for all stages of business development, themed workshops range from transforming ideas into business plans, to developing growth strategies for existing businesses." Their areas of business counseling include: 

  • Business Management
  • Business Plan Critiques
  • Business Resource Navigation
  • Funding Resources
  • Growth Strategies for Profitability
  • Loan Packaging
  • Market Analysis and Research

For more information, contact Harford County's SBDC Business Consultant, Ryan Del Gallo at